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A man is in a critical condition after being stabbed in downtown Auckland this afternoon.
Police and ambulance were called to Te Tau Crescent near the former Auckland Railway Station just before 3pm today when a man was reported to have been stabbed.
The man, aged about 40 years, had been stabbed in the ribs with an unknown weapon, ambulance team manager Norm Ngatai said.
He was in critical condition and was taken to Auckland Hospital, he said.
"It was helpful that we travelled to the scene just behind police. We went straight in, we ascertained that the offenders had decamped, so there was no delay getting to the victim," Mr Ngatai said.
Auckland CIB were now investigating, police northern communications shift manager Ian Brooker said.